The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 855 821 828
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 38 59 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.054% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.058% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 31 57 46
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -56 32 £45,000 - 4
London -67 16 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Essex - 10 £45,000 -
East of England - 10 £45,000 -
City of London -3 8 £64,500 +17.27%
South East +1 4 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Hampshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Brentwood - 2 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £41,000 -
Kent - 1 £52,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Bathgate - 1 - -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 37 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (43.24%) Java
3 30 (40.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (37.84%) Test Scripting
5 23 (31.08%) HP
5 23 (31.08%) VBScript
6 22 (29.73%) Selenium
7 21 (28.38%) SQL
8 20 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (25.68%) QA
10 18 (24.32%) .NET
11 17 (22.97%) VB
11 17 (22.97%) Finance
12 15 (20.27%) Performance Testing
12 15 (20.27%) LoadRunner
12 15 (20.27%) SAP
13 14 (18.92%) OO
13 14 (18.92%) Software Testing
14 13 (17.57%) Marketing
14 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (17.57%) Windows
14 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
15 12 (16.22%) CRM
15 12 (16.22%) PHP
16 11 (14.86%) Oracle
16 11 (14.86%) Open Source
16 11 (14.86%) Banking
16 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
17 10 (13.51%) Magento
17 10 (13.51%) T-SQL

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Magento
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) OLTP
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (40.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (29.73%) Selenium
3 15 (20.27%) LoadRunner
4 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.81%) JIRA
5 7 (9.46%) Facilita Forecast
6 5 (6.76%) NUnit
6 5 (6.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (6.76%) JUnit
7 4 (5.41%) LoadUI
7 4 (5.41%) JMeter
7 4 (5.41%) Moq
8 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.70%) Behat
9 2 (2.70%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.70%) Sahi
9 2 (2.70%) RSpec
10 1 (1.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Marketing
3 11 (14.86%) Banking
4 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) WCF
2 5 (6.76%) SOAP
2 5 (6.76%) Web Services
3 4 (5.41%) WF
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Open Source
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.76%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.35%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (37.84%) Test Scripting
3 15 (20.27%) Performance Testing
4 14 (18.92%) OO
4 14 (18.92%) Software Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
6 12 (16.22%) CRM
7 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
8 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
8 9 (12.16%) SOA
9 8 (10.81%) Wealth Management
9 8 (10.81%) TDD
10 7 (9.46%) Load Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Workflow
12 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.76%) BDD
13 4 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (5.41%) Scrum
14 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) Java
2 23 (31.08%) VBScript
3 21 (28.38%) SQL
4 17 (22.97%) VB
5 12 (16.22%) PHP
6 10 (13.51%) T-SQL
6 10 (13.51%) C#
7 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.41%) VBA
8 4 (5.41%) Groovy
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby
9 3 (4.05%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Degree
1 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.76%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) HP
2 15 (20.27%) SAP
3 11 (14.86%) Oracle
4 10 (13.51%) JD Edwards
5 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.35%) Business Objects
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